Have you ever thought about your front door and what it says about you? Probably not. Most people take whatever color their front door is when they move into a home and that is the last time they consider it. A front door can be much more than that. Psychologically, people react in similar ways when they see certain colors. We don’t think about those reactions, but they happen to us all.
These are the pervasive feelings people have when they see particular colors:
Red can remind people of warmth and love. Red can be bold and exciting and give a sense of determination and courage. You have to be bold to have a red front door.
Yellow can be a reminder of comfort, but it can also elicit a sense of attention grabbing behavior and liveliness. Yellow can also represent optimism and intellect. If you have a yellow front door, you’re not trying to hide from the world.
Blue doors represent loyalty, reliability, honor, trust, and peace. Someone with a blue front door probably has stability and depth, or at least that is the feeling they want to send to the world.
White doors represent cleanliness and purity. People with white doors may feel peaceful. People with white doors may prefer simplicity in their homes, especially if the rest of their lives are hectic and crazy!
Black front doors create a sense of formality and sophistication. Black doors can also represent elegance, power, and strength. People with black front doors are probably confident, or at least they want to give that sense of confidence to other people.
Green front doors represent durability of life. Green also represents nature, and a calm relaxing feeling. Honesty and harmony are associated with green.
Brown front doors represent a feeling of casualness and earthiness. A brown front door gives the viewer a feeling of genuineness and endurance. Someone with a brown front door makes visitors have a feeling of reassurance.
None of the feelings related to these colors is felt by every person, or when people see different shades of the same color. No matter what color the front door is, it won’t create any particular connotation or feeling if the rest of the house and landscaping don’t complement it. However, when a color does complement the rest of the outside of a house, a front door can be a window into the homeowner’s soul. Let Lakeside Exteriors help you find a front door to match your front door to the feeling you want to give visitors.